Bear Island - Soundside (C25)

Managed by The Swim Guide

Located in the small and quiet town of Hubert, Soundside Bear Island is one of the most unspoiled beach areas on the Atlantic coast. Bear Island is only accessible by passenger ferry or private boat and it is a family-oriented and friendly destination. Activities include boating, swimming, camping, fishing and picnicking.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 1 April to 31 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating.

Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Bear Island - Soundside (C25)

Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
24°C
Cloudy

Located in the small and quiet town of Hubert, Soundside Bear Island is one of the most unspoiled beach areas on the Atlantic coast. Bear Island is only accessible by passenger ferry or private boat and it is a family-oriented and friendly destination. Activities include boating, swimming, camping, fishing and picnicking.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled bi-weekly from 1 April to 31 October

SOURCE INFORMATION

The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program's staff monitor over 200 locations in North Carolina. Monitoring locations are divided into three "tiers". The more popular a beach is, the more strict the water quality standard will be. This monitoring location is in the Tier 3 category. Tier 3 locations are used primarily for fishing and boating.

Visitors are unlikely to have full body contact unless there is a special event, such as a triathlon. Samples are collected bi-weekly from April - October and monthly from November - March.

Tier 3 locations will be listed as "Green" when there is less than 500 enterococci per 100mL of water in two consecutive single samples. When water quality results fail to meet this standard, Swim Guide will show these beaches as "Red". Weekly sampling continues until enterococci counts are below 500 / 100 ml of water.

Recreational fishing permits are required for people over the age of 16 in North Carolina.

Swim Guide checks water quality results daily April - October.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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